A once in a lifetime chance to work with elephants!

We are offering a life-changing experience with one of the world’s foremost authorities on the care and welfare of elephants, and a rare chance to enter the lives of elephants! Tiger Tops is pleased to host Elephant Aid International’s (EAI) Elephant Foot Care Workshop, a unique hands-on opportunity to develop elephant foot trimming skills while you experience how elephants live at Nepal’s leading conservation resort. The workshop will be held under the direction of Carol Buckley, Founder and CEO of Elephant Aid International.

During your stay, you will

  • expand your knowledge of elephant health and welfare.
  • learn through observation and hands-on experience how the Tiger Tops family of elephants live and are managed.
  • get to know the people who spend their lives with the elephants, the mahouts.

In the morning, you will accompany the elephants on their daily grass collecting excursions. In the afternoon, you will hike in Chitwan National Park and observe the elephants as they select, collect and eat a variety of natural vegetation, and then enjoy their playful antics as they refresh themselves in the Narayani River.

In addition to assisting the mahouts with kuchi making and grass collecting in the presence of the resident elephants, each participant will be given an opportunity to develop foot trimming skills under the direction of EAI Founder and CEO Carol Buckley.

As the sun sets on the tranquil Tiger Tops Elephant Camp, you will witness the elephants untethered in their corrals, playing, grazing and socializing with their friends.

Quick info

When: September 10th – 15th 2016

Where: Tiger Tops Elephant Camp, Nepal

Total workshop fee on twin sharing basis: US$ 1400

Total workshop fee single supplement: US$ 1700

Minimum age: 18

Program Capacity:  Minimum of 7 – maximum of 10 participants

To find more information about the workshop, please visit Tiger Tops Elephant Camp or Elephant Aid International.

11 Responses

  1. wow! what an amazing opportunity. I would do anything to do this. Thank you for making this offering. Carol Buckley you are a god send. I love what you do.
    all the best, addison brown

    • Tiger Tops Elephant Camp

      Dear Addison,
      Thank you for your comment and your support! We hope you will join the workshop if you can. If the demand is high, we will definitely offer a second workshop.

      Best regards,
      The Tiger Tops Elephant Camp Team

  2. Thank you so much for bringing a responsible tourism option to Chitwan elephants and adding an educational element to it as well! Very exciting! Just 2 years ago, when I visited Nepal, I searched desperately for an option that did not finance elephant treks/rides and failed. Thus, I did not visit the park. You are now leading this lovely region in the right direction, for tourism and for wildlife, via your example. Very much appreciated!

    Nola Lee Kelsey
    Author: 700 Places to Volunteer Before You Die, Animal Addicts Guide to Global Volunteer Travel, etc.

    • Tiger Tops Elephant Camp

      Dear Nola,
      Thank you very much for your comment and for your support. We highly appreciate it and we hope you will come and visit us next time you are in Nepal.

      Best regards,
      The tiger Tops Elephant Camp Team

  3. Christine van vreede

    I want to go but leary about going by myself. Any tips?

    • Tiger Tops Elephant Camp

      Dear Christine,
      Thank you for your comment and your question. You will have nothing to worry about. We always take very well care of our guests, and if you would like airport pick/up and drop in Kathmandu and need any help for hotel reservations here, we are happy to assist you. Follow general personal safety guidelines as when visiting any other new city in a foreign country and you will be fine. From personal experience as a young western woman I can say with confidence that I have never felt unsafe in Nepal. I hope this is of help. Do send us an e-mail if you have any questions regarding traveling in Nepal in general or about the workshop.

      The Tiger Tops Elephant Camp Team

  4. Are there any spots still open? Let me know & thanks!

    • Tiger Tops Elephant Camp

      Hi Mary,
      Yes there are still open spots for the workshop. We have sent you an e-mail.
      Tiger Tops Elephant Camp Team

  5. oh wow this sounds like the best vacation ever. in im love with elephants, got them all over my apartment 😉
    is there a chance you will do this workshop again in early 2017? i live in austria which is not around the corner to nepal. we are planning to go to thailand in our winter 2017.
    please let me know…. i would die for being close to elephants for a few days!
    thank you.
    nice regards,

    • Tiger Tops Elephant Camp

      Dear Babsi,
      Thank you for your comment. We do not have any plans for another workshop in 2017 for the time being, but if the first two are successful and there is a demand for a third, we will definitely consider it.

      Best regards,
      The Tiger Tops Elephant Camp Team

  6. I absolutely agree with Nola Lee’s comments and look forward to educating myself and others about proper elephant respect and/or care. First step will be studying Elephants In Asia Ethically 2016. Thank you for presenting the opportunity in a way that respects the Elephants. Win- win!

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